Once TNA eventual dies, it’s history will be look back upon as a slew of mixed chances interspersed with an overwhelming barrage of terrible decisions – both creative and otherwise. For all the great wrestling TNA gave us in its early years, handing creative control to the likes of Russo, Bischoff and Hogan diluted what made special and looked to recreate the car crash booking of the Attitude Era to terrible results.
TNA have been more famous in recent years for their terrible storylines, financial troubles and backstage issues than progress inside the ring. With some of the storylines in this article, we look at some of the worst angles that TNA has had to offer over the years.
5: Judas Mesias
Longtime TNA fans will be familiar with the ‘Monster’ Abyss. A longtime TNA veteran, Abyss was at the height of his career in the mid-2000s and was even approached by WWE and was pitched a debut feud against none other than the Undertaker. Sadly, Abyss decided to stay in TNA.
The year was 2007 and Abyss was one of the top heels in TNA. What did TNA do next? They turned him face and teamed him up with the man he’d been fighting for months, Sting.
Abyss was wrestling Kurt Angle inside the Six Side of Steel in a submission match, which Abyss lost after tapping out after his long lost ‘half-brother’ Judas Mesias appeared through a hole in the ring and dragged Abyss back into the depths under the ring. This storyline was clearly a rip-off of Kane’s WWE debut with Abyss and Judas Mesais’ father being James Mitchell – TNA’s equivalent of Paul Bearer.
Abyss eventually did defeat his half-brother in a Barbed-wire Massacre Match but following this feud, Abyss became a friendlier ‘babyface’ and even got himself a girlfriend – he went from TNA’s resident monster to a joke.